Postgraduate Course: Advanced Issues in the Study of the Middle East (IMES11038)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is a core subject-specific preparation for students who wish to carry out research on the Middle East. It will explore some of the tensions between area studies and the disciplines and introduce key paradigms and approaches to the study of the region, with the aim of helping students develop their own research frameworks. Sessions will include presentations from other academic staff as well as student-led discussions on pre-assigned readings.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| At successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
a)Critically evaluate the key theoretical debates surrounding research on the Middle East.
b)Display advanced awareness of the relationship between different disciplinary approaches to the Middle East.
c)Display practical familiarity with the implications of a range of research methods in the context of research on the Middle East.
d)Formulate a theoretically informed plan for research on the Middle East.
e)Display an advanced understanding of the political dimensions of research on the Middle East.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Songul Mecit
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
|Course secretary||Mr Iain Sutherland
Tel: (0131 6)51 3988